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Mr. Thompson fails again

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Yet another of Jack Thompson‘s attempts at attacking Rockstar has been taken to court, and quite nicely concluded, this 13th of October.

The latest target of course, is Rockstars Bully. Yet another horrible game, this time teaching kids to attack each other with baseball bats, slingshots, and the usual array of household lethal weapons. Assuming that all children are un-intelligent drones with no intelligence or sense of self control, Bully teaches kids to, well, bully.

Hah.

I won’t turn this into another violence in video games rant that every gaming website in the world has (do you really want to read more of the same?), instead i’ll provide you with this tasty link from Destructoid.com, giving a rough transcript of what went down in court.

All I know is my faith in the justice system is restored. The case went nowhere, the judge ruled in favor of Rockstar and the shipping of Bully, and Jack Thompson goes home to scheme a new plan for next time. One nice quote from the judge was “As I said, there is a lot less violence in this game than what we see on television”.

Score one for the mature gamers.

Australian International Film Festival

For the few people who regularly visit this site I want to apologize for the lack of updates recently, I have been spending a lot of my time volunteering at the Australian International Film Festival and I can tell you itís been a lot of fun.

The 2006 Australian International Film Festival (or AIFF) is the first one for a while and is a must see for all Melbournians. The AIFF will be running from October 21st – 31st at the Hoyts Melbourne Central cinema, and will feature 243 short and feature length films from 30 different countries with 20% being Australian.

The festival is aiming to make Australians more passionate about cinema and Australian films and is trying to bridge the gap between main stream cinema and the up and coming new formats such as Mobile Phone Short Film, Memory-Chip Submitted Short Film, Video Blog (Vblog) Short Film, as well as many more.

The festival will have a big kick off this Saturday the 21st with the Australian premier of The Wrong Man (aka Lucky Number Slevin) starring Josh Hartnett, Bruce Willis, Lucy Liu, Morgan Freeman and Ben Kingsley. The premier will be a red carpet event and have a slew of press and celebrities; also I will be there somewhere ushering in my sexy AIFF polo shirt.

For more information on the AIFF check out todayís (Sun 15th Oct) issue of the Herald Sun which will feature the AIFF program in their IE section. Also you can go to the official site and to help spread the word to make this a successful event please swing by the AIFF MySpace page and add us as a friend.

I hope to see you all at this great event.

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Grind House Trailer.

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“BALLS TO THE WALLS ACTION”, and you can qoute me on that.

That’s the first thing that popped into my head when watching the new trailer for Grind House, the new movie or should I say movies directed by Quentin Tarantino and Robert Rodriguez. Grind House is actually two movies in one; both movies are be feature length films named Planet Terror and Death Proof, with a running time of 90+ minutes each, also there are four five minute fake trailers in between the films.

The film stars Freddy Rodriguez, Rose McGowan, Josh Brolin, Marley Shelton, Michael Biehn, Stacy Ferguson, Jeff Fahey, Naveen Andrews, Michael Parks and Quentin Tarantino, with Danny Trejo starring in the fake trailer for Machete. For those of you who are Tarantino and Rodriguez fans you will recognize a lot of those names from their previous films.

Grind House premiers April 6, 2007, and if you can’t wait that long for your Robtin Taraniguez fix I recommend you rent Four Rooms, a movie with 4 short stories directed by four different directors including Tarantino and Rodriguez. Check out the awesome trailer below.

Rocky Balboa poster.

Rocky Balboa, a 60 year-old actor getting the crap beaten out of him by an actual world champion; like hell I would miss that.

Check out the poster for the upcoming Sylvester Stallone starring, writen and directed sequel; thanks to Ain’t It Cool News. You can also take a peek at the previously released trailer.

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MadTV R&B Gamer.

Since it’s a bit of a slow news day here’s something I thought might get a giggle out of you. A sketch from a recent episode of MadTV about an R&B singing gamer.

Review: Stone Sour – Come What(ever) May

The Space Meat team has grown yet again with the introduction of my main bro Ben Kerekes. Ben will be popping in now and then to give us a review on some of the new musical artists out and their albums. So welcome him to the site, read a little about him on the About Us page and check out his review of Stone Sour’s album “Come What(ever) May”.

Liam Marcon

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1. 30/30-150
2. Come What(ever) May
3. Hell & Consequences
4. Sillyworld
5. Made Of Scars
6. Reborn
7. Your God
8. Through Glass
9. Socio
10. 1st Person
11. Cardiff
12. Zzyzx Rd

Stone Sour has emerged on the music scene silently and swiftly, but their music is far from subtle. Coming from their debut album expecting no critical acclamation, Stone Sour’s latest serving “Come What(ever) May” has got people talking. With the talent of Corey Taylor (vocals), James Root (guitar), Josh Rand (guitar), Shawn Economaki (bass), and Roy Mayorga (drums), Stone Sour has established themselves quite firmly in the nu-metal genre, with the main goal of serving up no bullshit rock’n’roll music to the hungry metal fans.

The album has a diverse compilation of acoustic and rib crushing metal tracks. The album starts of with the track “30/30-150”, a heavy song that defines the Stone Sour sound, and explores the issue of music scene today, the almost dead industry of no talent music. Corey Taylor blends the harsh vocals of Slipknot and creates a vast vocal plane that sets up the album. Track 2, “Come What(ever) May” is a political protest against the president of the United States, undoubtedly George W Bush, where the lines “what the fuck is free about it?” add a fine touch to the song. Track no.8 “Through Glass” shows the emotional side of Corey Taylor, something he couldn’t write for Slipknot. With its unforgettable melody and chorus it leaves you singing it in your head for weeks on end. The song “Cardiff” really shines the bands talent with elements of old school metal incorporated in the track. The creeping melody of the verse and thunderous chorus play with your head, leaving you awed. The final track “Zzyxz rd” shows the deeper side of Corey’s lyrical writing, a direct relation to “Through Glass”, another catchy song lies subliminally in your mind.

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The band succeeds in their goal for bringing pure rock music to the mainstream. With all the crap on today charts and TV programs *cough*MTV*cough*. We are in need of a band like Stone Sour to set everything straight. “The intensity, The drama, The emotion, The colours, The darkness, The melodies, The anger, The honesty, The drive, The new, All of the above and more.” Is what Corey describes the album and I couldn’t agree more. This album is a great addition to anyone’s music collection and should be picked up some time or another.

More Info: Official Site | Wikipedia

You can also check out their Music Videos below:

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Blood Diamond Trailer.

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Looks like Leonardo DiCaprio is a golden boy this year as he is currently starring in Martin Scorsese new crime/drama The Departed which has been praised by critics, premiering 12th Oct in Australia, and he also has another highly anticipated film premiering 15th Dec in the U.S; Blood Diamond.

Blood Diamond is set in the 1990’s in war torn Sierra Leone, and follows South African mercenary Danny Archer (Leonardo DiCaprio; sporting a pretty good South African accent) and Mende fisherman Solomon Vandy (Djimon Hounsou) as they search for a rare diamond.

Check out the trailer here.
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300 Trailer.

The new trailer is out for 300; the film stars Gerard Butler, Lena Headey, David Wenham, is directed by Zack Snyder and written by Frank Miller (Sin City). You can read more about in First Look: Frank Miller’s 300.
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Check out the awesome trailer, also available in full HD glory.

New Ghost Rider Trailer.

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The new trailer for the Nicolas Cage starring Ghost Rider is out and I can’t help but get horrific Spawn flashbacks, no this movie probably won’t be that bad but something about it just doesn’t seem right; it could be the shotty flaming skull effects or that for some unimaginable reason that fat bitch Toula from Fat Pizza is in it. Apart from those things the movie doesn’t actually look to bad and I hope it’s not because Cage’s last movie The Wicker Man blew hard.

Check out the trailer in almighty QuickTime here (110MB) or in satanic Moviefone here.

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Transformers Behind the Scenes.

TheJay is one cool dude. How cool you ask? Well he’s cool enough to get pictures and video from the set for the upcoming Transformers movie, including video of them filming an action sequence.

You can check out all the cool pictures and video he got, including the quite funny article, at his blog.

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